On January 28th 2021, our Secretary General, Antonella Valmorbida, took part in the annual EACEA meeting “New Year Event”.
The European Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA) kicked its year off with an online meeting, setting the guidelines for the new projects in the 7 upcoming years. From a general standpoint, EACEA is focused on developing citizens’ participation as well as developing projects and activities within the cultural sector.
“ALDA and EACEA: a strong partnership to strengthen citizens’ participation at the local level”
Themis Christophidou, the Director General of the DG EAC, started the conference, followed by other speakers, such as Roberto Carlini – EACEA Director; Dr Marinos Ioannides, Director of the Digital Heritage Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology; and of course ALDA General Secretary Antonella Valmorbida. During her speech, Mrs. Valmorbida explained how ALDA was able to cope with the challenges arisen throughout 2020, as well as how to set the 2021. Around 400 people joined the online event, having also the opportunity to actively contribute during the two “live interaction” sessions.
Participating at this event was the occasion, once again, not only to underline the importance of the collaboration between ALDA and EACEA, but also to share ALDA ideas and experiences in this area and to reaffirm our long-standing partnership.